It had been an overcast day, and had been raining for most of the morning so the hike although a bit humid was not to warm. First a quick stop at the center for a map and then the frog pound. We got to see a few frogs too.
There was also a pretty array of wild flowers and Nick sought out a giant spider.
Then it was time for our hike.
We started at the Pine Meadow Trail followed by the Deep Woods trail.
These brightly colored ones were so cool. I took several shots.
Here are two different kinds on one stump.
The final shroom shot, and this guy is pretty strange.
We found a few more interesting things along the hike as well, like this tiny toad.
these beautiful giant ferns.
a woodpeckers dream
another frog, my mom thought he was a leopard frog.
and one very old tree.
We all enjoyed the hike, and took a break at the lake. We did not see any Beavers despite the name of the Lake.
Nick says I have to keep practicing, some pictures were still a little blurry, and I missed a few animal pictures (a chipmunk, a loon, and a butterfly) as I was trying to get the camera in focus. I really sucked at these pictures of my mom and Nick with the light in the distance. Lights and shadows.. one thing at a time. I'll get there.
What a great time. I was excited to see that I can now put a check mark in my Walk a Mile Monday book. It's my first since I got the book about two months ago. If I do six, I can get a pin. One hike at a time.